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The Willow Talk by AK

Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Return of the Willow Talker!

Hello guyz

I have been away for a long while now. Thought I'd start posting again now that Pak is on tour of England. Check this space for reviews, previews and analysis by the your own "Willow Talker" :)

Thursday, February 09, 2006

Andrew Miller on Mohammad Asif

Andrew Miller of Cricinfo writes a brilliant article on young Pakistani fast bowling sensation, Mohammad Asif.

Asif continues to impress with another thrilling spell of seam bowling Posted by Picasa

The little master answers his critics with a well-timed hundred. Posted by Picasa

Salman Butt performs a sajdah after he completed his century against India. Posted by Picasa

Clean hit! Shoaib Malik clears the fence once again in the opening one-day international on his way to 90 off 67 balls. Posted by Picasa

A bemused Inzamam reacts after the Indian team appeals against him for obstructing the field. Posted by Picasa

Tuesday, February 07, 2006

Pakistan draws first blood

Pakistan beats India by seven runs using the D/L method. India chalked up a massive 328 but Pakistan’s top order batsmen Salman Butt and Shoaib Malik ensured that Pakistan ends up as the winning side. India did fought their way into the match by taking some quick mid-order wickets but Pakistan were always ahead of the D/L targets and thus won when bad light intervened. Pakistan leads the series 1-0. Second match will be played in Rawalpindi on Saturday.


Third test match review

Go to for my review of the entire third test match.

Pakistan complete emphatic victory

Click on the link below for my final day’s review of the third test match published on


Tendulkar forced into submission by young Mohammed Asif Posted by Picasa

The entire Pakistani unit after a historic win against India Posted by Picasa

Kamran Akmal struck one of the most memorable centuries by a keeper-batsman in teh 3rd test between India and Pakistan Posted by Picasa

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Record-breaking win for the Green-Caps

What a brilliant win by Team Pakistan. After being down and out at 39/6 in the first session of the game, Pakistan recovered to beat India by 341 runs, in what was one of the most dramatic comebacks test cricket has ever seen. Go Pakistan Go!

Tuesday, January 31, 2006

On going to England...

I hope i'd probably be able to stop over in london on way to dubai n watch a couple games in the process during the pak-england series this summer..Looks a little tough though, but lets see...

Dino the dean!

His comments are brilliant, for my money, and he is well-informed. Also, he makes it interesting when the likes of Ramiz, Shiva, Waqar, Arun are boring all of us to death. To me he is brilliant when you especially compare him with the guyz above mentioned Dean Jones has a good sense of humor and fun to listen to. Also, notices some intricate details that keeps the viewer hooked on in even the most lull moments of the game. I think he is right up there with Chappell, Nicholas, Boycott, Slater, Shastri and Manjrekar.

On declaration...

If Pak can’t do it in 5 sessions, then even 6 wouldn't make a difference. But they should look to declare within the first hour of play. There is always a little more moisture in the first hour, and Pak should utilize that. It could mean a wicket, and at that stage getting Dravid or Sehwag early will be a great boost for them.  

Pitch Fever II

Another one of my articles, Pitch Fever II, was published in Click on the link to visit the website and do comment on the article. Many thanks.  

Monday, January 30, 2006

My ideal One-Day squad against India

Tour diaries

My first XI will be:


I'd love to include Kaneria but on present form, Arshad edges him and there isn't a need of 2 spinners as such.

Also, I feel Malik has the potential to well @ the top. Its a bit of a psychological thing i guess for him and he's got to work out on it. Also he needs to keep his concentration, and really if he consistently fails as an opener then there isn't another place for him.

As for Younis, it just amazed me why he hasn't been able to transfer his form in the ODI circuit. He comes one-down in ODIs as well and has the responsibility to anchor the innings. Just somehow he fails to do so, but I feel he will come good very soon.